The future delivery of revenue services – challenges ahead : IRRV Scottish Revenues Symposium 2021
Thursday 27th May 2021

The future delivery of revenue services – challenges ahead : IRRV Scottish Revenues Symposium 2021

Our on-line annual symposium – Thursday 27th May 2021

Kindly sponsored by Scott & Co

IRRV Scotland is delighted to announce the return of the Annual Scottish Revenues Symposium, at the request of authorities and IRRV members across Scotland.

The 2021 Symposium is taking place online, in light of the COVID-19 health emergency and we are extremely grateful for the on-going support of Scott & Co, our symposium sponsor.

 

The Symposium this year will concentrate on the future of Council Tax, collecting revenue in a pandemic, home working for revenues staff and teams, joining up the myriad of welfare services and the effect of the COVID-19 health emergency, the future of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, data analysis of your Council Tax Reduction caseload and tackling fraud in revenues.

The Revenues Symposium, which is a must for all revenues practitioners, topical issues in revenues administration centred on council tax, CTR and sundry debt and has the support of virtually all Scottish local authorities.

It is an excellent opportunity for staff involved in revenues administration to hear about the key issues in Scotland. will be of considerable interest to all staff working in all aspects of revenues collection and recovery, including Council Tax, miscellaneous income and related areas.

This year’s Symposium speakers and topics are :

  • The future of Council Tax – Robin Haynes, Head of Council Tax, Local Government and Analytical Services Division, Scottish Government
  • Collecting revenue in a pandemic – David Lyall, Managing Director, Scott & Co
  • The future delivery of revenue services – home working issues – Kevin Fraser, Principal Officer – Local Taxes, Perth & Kinross Council & IRRV Scottish Association Executive.
  • Council Tax Reduction – the future – Ben Haynes, Head of Policy, Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Local Government and Analytical Services Division, Scottish Government
  • Joining up the myriad of welfare services and the effect of the COVID-19 health emergency – David Redpath, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Advice and Rights Fife
  • Data Analysis and what it tells you about your Council Tax Reduction and Council Tax caseload – Paula Doherty, Team Leader – Benefits and Welfare, Dumfries & Galloway Council, IRRV Scottish Association President and Chair, IRRV Scottish Welfare Reform Consortium
  • Tackling fraud in revenues – Barry Moncur, Corporate Fraud Team - Audit & Risk, East Dunbartonshire Council

The Symposium will be chaired by Les Robertson, Head of Revenue and Commercial Services, Fife Council and Chair of the IRRV Scottish Revenues Forum

The Symposium will be invaluable to all revenues practitioners, including Managers, Team Leaders and team members. It represents excellent value for money, with symposium fees starting at only £165 + VAT. 

To encourage authorities to send a number of team members, every third delegate from the same authority comes entirely free of charge.

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